In today’s environment, it’s vital for businesses to enable remote work strategies for their teams. Windows Virtual Desktop enables users to continue work through desktop and application virtualisation, empowering companies to provide a secure, productive experience in a changing world.

In this article we explore 5 key benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop provides the familiarity and compatibility of Windows 10 with the new scalable multi-session experience for your end users. Plus it saves costs by using the same Windows licences. Manage your end-to-end Windows Virtual Desktop deployment alongside other Azure services within the Azure portal.

5 key benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop

Below are five key benefits Windows Virtual Desktop can bring to your business.

 1. Enable secure and productive remote working on any device

Windows Virtual Desktop provides full Windows 10 and Windows Server desktop and application virtualisation on personal devices from any internet-connected location.

Seamless integration with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and Microsoft Teams, helps end users to be productive with the desktop experience they’re used to.

With the focus on remote working, the fact that you can do this so easily across your organisation and seamlessly integrate with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams is a great benefit.

2. Reduce costs of licensing and infrastructure

Windows Virtual Desktop helps you reduce the cost of managing your infrastructure for many organisations.

Windows Virtual Desktop is included in some Windows and Microsoft 365 license packages where you only pay for the consumption costs.

You can also maximise the use of your virtual machines through the exclusive Windows 10 multi-session capability, which enables multiple concurrent users on each virtual machine.

 3. Improve resiliency and protect against outages

As part of Windows Virtual Desktop, you can help keep your team running during outages by leveraging built-in Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup technologies.

Mitigate downtime and prepare for planned maintenance with personalised alerts and guidance through Azure Service Health. Putting Windows Virtual Desktop clearly in the middle of your business resiliency strategy.

 4. Simplify IT infrastructure

Windows Virtual Desktop manages the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for you, so you can focus on users, apps and OS images instead of hardware inventory and maintenance.

Quickly and securely get your users up and running, with limitless scale and full automation that you control based on your business needs.

5. Keep application and user data secure

Easily apply the right access controls to users and devices with Azure Active Directory Conditional Access.

Reduce vulnerabilities and help keep your virtual desktops secure by leveraging reverse connections and security solutions like Azure Firewall, Azure Sentinel, and Azure Security Centre.

Windows Virtual Desktop is a great solution for organisations looking to provide virtualised desktops and applications. It provides a wide range of performance optimisation, security, resiliency and automation capability.

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